challenge (someone) to (something)

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challenge (someone) to (something)

To dare or provoke one to participate in something, such as a competition. I ushered Bob out the door as soon as that obnoxious guy challenged him to a fight. Jenna is really good at basketball, so don't challenge her to a game unless you're OK with losing!
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challenge someone to something

to dare someone to do something; to invite someone to compete at something. I challenge you to a round of golf. Jerry challenged us to a debate of the issues.
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'Our coach challenged us to be more fearless, to be bolder,' said Gutierrez.
Remarked David Hulick, OSRAM SYLVANIA global product manager for auxiliary lighting, "Volkswagen challenged us to create a new 'look' for the classic VW bus without changing the vehicle's structure or character."
He challenged us to break them throughout the season.
This book would not have been possible without the contributions of numerous Virginia Tech and Kansas State University students who helped us learn about financial planning; financial planning professionals who shared their experiences; anonymous reviewers who challenged us to make the manuscript stronger; and Sonya King (Assistant Editor), Debbie Miner (Editorial Director), and others at the National Underwriter Company that supported this project through countless delays and obstacles.
"For the first time in my 25 years of experience in the construction industry we have an administration that has challenged us to think big and be creative.
It would star Barry Melancon, who challenged us to look past the numbers.
Gary, 33, said: "He went potty and challenged us to take him on."
Mark Victor Hansen once challenged us to figure out a way to sell one million books ...
He has similarly challenged us to examine how, despite all our seemingly theoretical sophistication, we still assume that people in the past wished to be like us--comfortable.
Foucault challenged us to ask how we can take up new relationships to ourselves that rely on less dominative strategies, that give over less of our bodies, intellects, and freedom to institutions, traditions, and governments that do not serve the critical practices of human flourishing.
It is high time that someone directly challenged us to rethink our assumptions about slave narratives.
Concentrating on the great complex of Machu Picchu and other less visited sites, Thomson traced their recent history from the earliest excavations, and challenged us to consider an alternative view of why these cities were built -- and then later abandoned.
He saw social work--the largest mental health profession--practicing on the basis of knowledge developed by other disciplines and challenged us to pose our own meaningful research questions and to grow a larger store of our own knowledge.
My friends and I were riding bikes, and some guys challenged us to a race.
My favorite line in the article is the quote from Wendy Greer: "He gathered people and challenged us to proclaim the truth of our belovedness." Wojcicki's personal relationship through his "Open Letters to Henri" is an added bonus.